Muslim woman detective honoured by Queen sues police over racism claims

Published: March 12, 2017
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Detective Constable Nighat Hubbard was presented with an MBE by the Queen in 2014. PHOTO COURTESY: AP

Detective Constable Nighat Hubbard was presented with an MBE by the Queen in 2014. PHOTO COURTESY: AP

An Asian Muslim detective, who was awarded an honour by the British Queen Elizabeth II, is suing the Metropolitan Police over claims of racism.

Detective Constable Nighat Hubbard is also claiming she was a victim of sexism while serving in the force.

She alleges that she was held back while white colleagues were allowed to work more complex investigations, according to The Sunday Times.

The serving officer also says in her claims, which date between 2013 and 2014, that male colleague made discriminatory comments to her and other women officers, the paper reported.

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Hubbard was presented with an award in 2014 for her charity work, making her the first Muslim policewoman to be honoured by the Queen.

Scotland Yard said: “We are aware of an employment tribunal claim brought by Hubbard against the Metropolitan Police Service alleging race and sex discrimination.We are unable to discuss further while proceedings are ongoing.”

The article originally appeared on The Telegraph

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